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A Community of Courage (Grace’s Story)

February 15th, 2019

Grace (age 5) can be found in the Great Room at RMHC, with best friend Ashton, playing kitties, dancing or preparing for futures as superstar singers. It’s a beautiful sight: kids with complicated needs laughing and loving without complication. And it’s in stark contrast to a memory of Sara and Craig being told their baby only had a 50% chance…

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The Gifts of Joy and Courage (The Moore Family Story)

February 8th, 2019

In a sea of uncertainty, stress and health complications, Ashton and Sherry find support, courage and joy at RMHC. Greg and I have been blessed to have three beautiful daughters – Ashton (age 5), Amelia (age 2), and Avery (age 1). They all have such big personalities; seeing them together, it may be surprising to learn Ashton was born with…

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The Upton Family Story

February 1st, 2019

The Ronald McDonald House puts smiles on Jillian and Lydia’s faces as they go through treatment together. Amanda and Brent Upton are parents to two medically complex kiddos, Jillian (age 6) and Lydia (age 2). After Jillian was born, she was vomiting profusely and could not gain weight. Since then, the doctors have not been able to determine exactly what’s…

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A note from Josh’s dad (The Parker Family Story)

January 25th, 2019

Josh was diagnosed with leukemia at the end of his sophomore year in high school – a complete shock to the family to say the least. He was admitted to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and started his first round of chemotherapy immediately. My wife and I spent the first few days eating and sleeping at CHW before the suggestion of…

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Through a Volunteer’s Eyes: Susan

August 1st, 2018

Susan D. has been a volunteer at RMHC since 2015. She used to be a hospitality volunteer, and now focuses on projects for the House. We had the pleasure of interviewing Susan about her time and experience as a volunteer. This is what she had to say:  How did you become a volunteer at the House? What interested you in…

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Love Notes: New Friends, New Family, New Temporary Home

August 1st, 2018

This note was left by RMHC guest Jake L. and his family: Coming from California, we had to leave family and friends and the comfort of our own home. Coming to RMHC, we made friends that we now consider family and found a new home. A priceless experience in the scariest time in our life. RMHC let us relax at…

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Love Notes: Serenity

August 1st, 2018

This note was written by RMHC guest Wanda: Thank you for providing a place of serenity and peace in a time of turmoil. Your staff has been kind and thoughtful in all things. You found a stranger and took her in. God bless you in all you do. 

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Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week!

April 18th, 2018

Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week! Here at the Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin (RMHC), we are fortunate to have a team of 550+ volunteers. While our volunteers have many titles, such as Hospitality Volunteer, Kitchen Keeper, Office Assistant, and Van Driver, just to name a few, they all work together to achieve the common goal of making sure our…

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The Sleepy Secret Garden

February 1st, 2018

The garden is sleeping, resting in the depth of winter, pristine and beautiful.  The House is NOT sleeping or resting  in the middle of this winter season.  Volunteer groups are busy helping tackle big projects like deep cleaning rooms, meal groups continue to prepare delicious comfort foods that nourish our families, art and music therapy provide opportunities for our families…

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Thoughts from the Heart

December 22nd, 2017

  Looking out the window into the Secret Garden it’s hard to imagine that Christmas is next week….. Inside the House it’s very clear that something special is happening.  There are beautiful villages carefully placed in the Great Room, tree lights twinkle, snowmen and Santa’s smile and there is magic in the air.  Each and every day wonderful people from…

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